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Bug#265133: xterm: horizontal scroll wheel causes beeps

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 11:30:18PM +0200, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> Package: xterm
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
> Severity: wishlist
> If you accidentally use a horizontal scroll wheel (buttons 6 and 7) in an
> xterm, it beeps.  I am using the EmulateWheel feature of XFree86 to simulate
> both the vertical and horizontal wheel, and when "scrolling" vertically, I
> inevitably cause a few horizontal wheel events.  So this beep is rather
> bothersome.
> I tried to work around this by adding empty translations for buttons 6 and
> 7, but as far as I can tell, Xt only supports 5 buttons, so there is no hope
> of that.  I presume that has something to do with the beeps, but I did not
> dig far enough to discover exactly what causes them.  If it is simply the
> case that every "bogus" event causes a beep, maybe there can be an option to
> disable that.

since it's an X library issue, it should be reported against the X libraries.

(what fix do you suppose I could make to xterm to address this?)

Thomas E. Dickey

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